AAA 2019: Rationale and Applications of an Integrated Speech-in-Noise Test (0.15 CEUs)
Recorded On: 03/29/2019
Rationale and Applications of an Integrated Speech-in-Noise Test
Recorded at AAA 2019, Friday, March 29, 2019
Presenter: Francis Kuk, PhD
Instructional Level: Advanced
Description: Our profession has seen an interest in adopting the use of cognitive tests in the clinic. An integration of these tests with traditional speech tests could make them more meaningful and time efficient. The ORCA Repeat-Recall test (RRT) uses high and low context sentences presented at various signal-to-noise ratios. Patients first repeat, then recall and rate their effort. Development, validity, reliability, and applications of test results will be discussed.Learning Objectives:
- List the rationale behind the RRT.
- List an example of a high context and a low context sentence.
- List the information provided by the RRT.
Francis Kuk, PhD
Francis Kuk, Ph.D. received his PhD in Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1986. He has assumed a research scientist and hearing aid clinic director position at the University of Iowa department of Otolaryngology and a faculty position at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been active in the hearing aid industry since 1994 where he served committee roles in various industry associations and interacted with government bodies including the FDA. He is currently the VP of Clinical Research at Widex where his primary roles include clinical research, knowledge dissemination and strategic planning. He has written and presented extensively in the area of hearing aid technology and fittings with over 180 book chapters and articles (peer and non-peer reviewed). He is also the editorial consultants for various major professional journals in the field of Audiology.